If you live in North America then you will be able to see a partial solar eclipse on Thursday afternoon. The Thursday partial solar eclipse is the second and last partial solar eclipse this year.
The only portion of the North American continent that will not be able to see the Thursday partial solar eclipse is going to be a small part of eastern Canada and eastern New England.
In the majority of areas in the U.S. you will be able to see about half of the sun being covered. The Northern USA will see about 65% of the sun and Southern USA will see about 40%.
In other words, the farther west and north you are, the better you’re going to see the Thursday partial solar eclipse. In the West of the United States, the eclipse will happen while the sun is still in the afternoon sky. For instance, NASA revealed that In Los Angeles the partial solar eclipse will start at 2:08 pm PT and end at 4:40 p.m. PT.
In the rest of the U.S. the Thursday partial solar eclipse will be seen at sunset and if you live in New York, then you should know that the Thursday partial solar eclipse starting at 5:49 p.m. ET and ending when the sun sets, which happens at 6:03 p.m. ET.
Meteorologist Joe Rao said this about the Thursday partial solar eclipse.
People who live east of a line running from roughly Quebec City to Montauk Point, N.Y., will miss out on the solar show, since the sun will set before the dark disc of the moon begins to encroach upon it.
This is the second partial solar eclipse that was visible on the territory of USA this year. US has also had visible two lunar eclipses, one that occurred earlier October and one in April.
The sun, moon and Earth for an almost straight line, during a solar eclipse. The shadow cast on the sun is the moon’s.
Health officials recommend that you use a filter when you look at the sun, such as special glasses or even welder’s glasses in order to block out the harmful rays and strong light. The UV and infrared light that focus on your retinas can damage your eyesight for life.
The next solar eclipse that will be visible in the U.S. will occur on August 2017.